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wreck

noun

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1 the portion or bits of something left over or behind after it has been destroyed
  • found the wreck of the ship lying on the floor of the ocean

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2 the destruction or loss of a ship
  • the wreck cost the insurance company millions of dollars

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3 the violent coming together of two bodies into destructive contact
  • a dangerous stretch of roadway that has been the scene of numerous car wrecks

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wreck

verb

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1 to cause irreparable damage to (a ship) by running aground or sinking
  • many an unwary captain has wrecked his ship on the shoals that surround the island

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2 to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of
  • most of the furniture on the ground floor was wrecked by the floodwaters

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“Wreck.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wreck. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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